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  • City Hall, Basel
    City Hall, Basel
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    Tinguely Fountain, Basel
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    Christmas market in Basel

    by sprinkled Written Jan 1, 2008

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    We visited the Christmas market in the city of Basel. Lots of little booths filled with trinkets and goodies crowded the street in downtown Basel. We particularly enjoyed Glüwein - spiced hot wine & roasted chestnuts. Maybe merchandise is slightly over-priced, but nice to look at.

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    St. Elisabethen Kirche/Church of St. Elizabeth

    by barbskie Written Dec 8, 2007

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    The church beside the city's Opera House. This neo-gothic building is greyish and i find it gorgeous and amazing though it is not mentioned in many city guides. It is the first Protestant church built between 1857 and 1865.

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    The Cathedral

    by barbskie Updated Dec 8, 2007

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    The locals called it "Münster". A Gothic-Romanisque minster located on the Minster Hill or locally the "Münsterhügel". The walls are made of sandstones and multicolored roofs with two towers. There's no doubt as one of the best popular sight in Basel. One of the city's ancient buildings built dated back in the 11th century.

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    Walking at the riverside

    by barbskie Written Dec 7, 2007

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    We took Tram # 14 and get off at the end of Mittlerebrücke (Middle Bridge). Then we took the direction St. Alban. A beautiful area to walk or relax for a while on one of the benches, enjoying the sights of the river and if the weather permits, we could also enjoy lingering under the sun.

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    Panoramic Tour

    by barbskie Updated Dec 7, 2007

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    A sightseeing tour on board the tram lines 15 and 16. It is an entertaining way of discovering the city of Basel, from the historic part to the modern side. A free break journey at any stop along the way to take a closer at the many interesting sights beyond the circuit of the lines. This tour is free for holders of Mobility Ticket(hotel guests), Green Pass or Day pass. Inquire at the Tourist Info Center or at your hotel.

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    CHF 4.20 for Adults
    CHF 2.70 for Children

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    Puppenhaus Museum

    by barbskie Written Dec 7, 2007

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    The largest of its kind in Europe. It houses the worlds largest collection of over 2’500 old teddy bears, many of which are already of a ripe old age and the oldest ones dating back to 1904. It is at the Barfüsserplatz (Steinevorstadt 1) in the heart of Basel, over 6’000 artistically-arranged objects are displayed on four floors of the museum, totalling 1’000m2 (ca. 11’000 sq.ft.). The exhibits date back to the beginning of the nineteenth century and reflect the styles of the day.

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    Rhine River Boats

    by barbskie Updated Dec 7, 2007

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    Actually, this tip belongs to my transportation tip but i prefer to include this in my "things to do" because the ferries is only commuting on the river. These are public mode of transports crossing from riverbank to the other without an engine. It is operated only with the power of the river’s current. I was really fascinated of this kind and decided not to take the tram back to the old city from Klein Basel. A ferry ride is a real pleasure for both the tourists and the locals. Take any of the four ferries: Wilde Maa, Leu, Vogel Gryff or Ueli. We took the "Boat Ueli" since we came walking from St. Alban part.
    Price for a ride in CHF:

    1.60 Adults
    0.80 children

    The Leu how the ferries operates

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    St John's Gate

    by barbskie Written Dec 5, 2007

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    As we came back from our riverside walk, we passed by this former city gate in the ancient city walls of Basel. Don't miss to go up to the remaining wall, you have a good viewpoint of the river Rhine and Klein Basel.

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    Rhine/Rhein River

    by barbskie Written Dec 5, 2007

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    The largest river of Switzerland flowing from Andermatt, Chur, Schaffhausen, passing Zurich then Basel till Germany and the Netherlands to the North Sea. It is navigable from Amsterdam and river cruises are operating here. One of the popular in the European cruising business.

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    Central Bahnhof

    by barbskie Updated Dec 5, 2007

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    Basel SBB is the city’s mainstation. It is considered as the biggest European-boundary station with France and Germany. It is located in Greater Basel accessing mostly all parts of Switzerland. This station is run by Swiss Federal Railways.

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    RHEIN RIVER-Ich auch Lerne Deutsch

    by meiyergani Updated Apr 29, 2007

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    The river is across Basel , it was a great view of Basel. The river run from neighbor German, but not only water run from rhein river German to Basel in Switzerland, the German Culture also furnishing the social life of Basel, and the peoples of Basel are also SPRECHEN DEUTSCH, Ich auch Lerne Deutsch

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    Market Square

    by barbskie Written Dec 5, 2007

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    This area is dominated with the famous town hall where fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers are on sale. Held everyday except on Sundays.

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    City Hall

    by barbskie Written Dec 5, 2007

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    An imposing red-walled building at the market square and the seat of the Basel City government. Another architecture of Gothic style in the 15th century with a mystical figure.

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    Central Station Square /Central Bahnhofplatz

    by barbskie Updated Dec 5, 2007

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    This is the area just right outside the mainstation. A busy square at the Gundeldingen District where trams operating in all directions.

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